Vashi po­lice sta­tion de­vel­ops cracks

Po­lice said dig­ging work on the ad­ja­cent plot caused the walls to crack; NMMC to con­duct struc­tural au­dit

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NAVI MUMBAI: The walls of Vashi po­lice sta­tion have de­vel­oped cracks in the past few weeks. The po­lice said dig­ging work on the ad­ja­cent plot has caused the walls to crack.

The Navi Mumbai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) is dig­ging the plot near the po­lice sta­tion to build a com­mu­nity cen­tre.

The civic body de­mol­ished the old build­ing of the cen­tre last year and then dug the plot 10 feet deep for con­struct­ing the foun­da­tion of the new build­ing.

Just af­ter they dug up the plot, the ground floor of the two-storey build­ing of the po­lice sta­tion as well as the com­pound walls de­vel­oped cracks.

The cab­ins of the se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, crime in­spec­tor and some rooms used for ad­min­is­tra­tive work are the worst-af­fected.

“The NMMC en­gi­neers did not take any sci­en­tific steps while dig­ging the plot and it di­rectly af­fected our build­ing. We have writ­ten to them in­form­ing about the cracks. Since, the po­lice sta­tion is a gov­ern­ment prop­erty, we have also writ­ten to the pub­lic works depart­ment (PWD) ask­ing them to do the need­ful. We have not re­ceived any re­ply from them so far,” said Ajay Ku­mar Landge, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Vashi po­lice sta­tion.

Sanc­tioned in 1988, Vashi po­lice sta­tion is one of the old­est po­lice sta­tions in the city.

The po­lice sta­tion premises was ren­o­vated and un­der­went a makeover a few months ago.

An of­fi­cial from NMMC told Hin­dus­tan Times that they are plan­ning to con­duct a struc­tural au­dit of the po­lice sta­tion and it would be done soon.

“Mea­sures to re­pair the build­ing will be taken af­ter that,” said the of­fi­cial.

Shub­hangi Dode, ex­ec­u­tive en­gi­neer of NMMC un­der whose su­per­vi­sion the com­mu­nity cen­tre is be­ing con­structed, re­fused to comment on this.

De­spite re­peated at­tempts, Mo­han Da­gaonkar, city en­gi­neer of the NMMC, was un­avail­able for com­ments.

The Vashi po­lice sta­tion topped a re­cent clean­li­ness cam­paign con­ducted by the NMMC.

An in­spec­tor from the po­lice sta­tion said: “It is sur­pris­ing that the civic body which ex­am­ined the en­tire premises in terms of clean­li­ness, failed to pay at­ten­tion to the struc­ture. Af­ter the ren­o­va­tion last year, Vashi po­lice sta­tion be­came one of the well-main­tained po­lice sta­tions in the city.”

It is sur­pris­ing that the civic body which ex­am­ined the premises in terms of clean­li­ness, failed to pay at­ten­tion to the struc­ture. Af­ter the ren­o­va­tion last year, Vashi po­lice sta­tion was one of the well-main­tained po­lice sta­tions in the city. A PO­LICE IN­SPEC­TOR

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Cracks on the walls of Vashi po­lice sta­tion have alarmed the per­son­nel, who have writ­ten to the PWD.

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